Historian Says Bugs Bunny Might be Jewish


bugs-bunnyA noted Jewish-British cinematic historian has claimed that the world’s most famous rabbit displays prominent Jewish characteristics. According to film scholar David Yehuda Stern, Bugs Bunny was created by a Jewish producer, lived in a Jewish neighborhood, has a distinctly New York/Jewish accent and uses his wit and sense of humor to avoid all attempts to eliminate him.

Stern revealed his findings at a lecture held recently at Britain’s University of Warwick, Israeli daily Ma’ariv reported. Stern, who watched thousands of animated shorts that feature Bugs Bunny, noted in his presentation that there are Jewish fingerprints all over the smart aleck cartoon character, including the very voice of Bugs Bunny – Jewish actor Mel Blanc.

Stern’s exhaustive study even included the findings of one specific cartoon episode in which Bugs Bunny flashes back to his childhood. The New York neighborhood Bugs grew up in is teeming with obviously Jewish characters, such as ultra-Orthodox Jews and other stereotypically Eastern European figures from the turn of the 20th century.

Stern closed his case for Bugs Bunny being Jewish by reminding his audience that the legendary rabbit’s arch nemesis is…Porky Pig. The pig, of course, is Judaism’s quintessentially unclean animal.


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  1. No wonder I like Bugs Bunny so much.
    Mel Blanc, his creator, was indeed a Jew. He also did Porky Pig, Daffy Duck, Tweety Bird, Sylvester, Foghorn Leghorn, Yosemite Sam. Quite a shul-ful of characters?

  2. 1) his arch enemies are Elmer Fudd and Yosemite Sam not porky pig.
    2) the unclean pig was also the voice of the Jewish voice master Mel Blanc (no different than the treif rabbit).

    a little humor is good – but if this it what a noted cinematic historian (Jewish or otherwise) spends his time on it calls into question the scholarship of this “historian”

    Th-th-th-that’s all folks!

  3. Porky Pig is his friend, not his nemesis – on Tiny Toons Adventures, a Steven Spielberg spin-off of the WB franchise, Hamton Pig, a protege of Porky, is portrayed as Jewish, displaying a menorah in his window at the December holiday season in the 1990’s – so it is possible that Porky was also Jewish – there were old Daffy Duck cartoons in the 1940’s one where Daffy speaks Yiddish and holds up a sign in Yiddish and another where Hitler yimach shmo calls Daffy a ”non-aryan duck” – they were all voiced by Blanc so they were all Jewish – on Blanc’s matzeivah, it has Porky’s famous line ”That’s all folks!”

  4. Hands down one of the stupidest articles on Matzav ever. Yes, two cartoons reference Flatbush but Bugs Bunny has never, ever been in a cartoon with Porky Pig.

  5. Great now we have a cartoon character that’s Jewish. I thought we had one character – the head of Open Orthodoxy – now we have two at least bugs makes me laugh

  6. I feel left out! Having never seen the show, I feel as if my childhood was stolen from me! Maybe that’s why my wife always tells me to stop acting like a child and “grow up already”! Now, after all these years, I’ve finally figured it out. Thanx

  7. And Cinderella turned into a
    pumpkin at Midnight because she had to be home to say Tikun ChatzoT
    Proof that she must be a nice Jewish girl too
    by a Noted HYSTERICAl ORIAN